Top critical review
Price is in-line with quality
on January 18, 2017
Overall, 3 stars.
Bang for buck: 4.5 stars.
First, the bad: This is a cheap watch, and it behaves like a cheap watch. It gains about 5 minutes every three or four days. The band is cheap and quickly show signs of wear (scratches, dings, color loss) especially where the tongue goes through holes.
The good: It looks good and it's easy to read at a glance. It keeps a charge for about three or four days without needing to be wound. It's tough - this is my sport watch that I wear when I'm active (and often in water) and it takes a beating just fine. It's handled sunscreen, salt water, lake water, sweat, dirt and is still ticking just fine. Haven't noticed any scratches or dings on the face or the bezel or the case. The olive color looks good when you have a tan and goes with many different colored clothes. The hands are very luminous and stay bright for a long time after the sun goes down.
Neutral: The second hand's tip is red, which doesn't look great on an olive watch, but this is a personal preference.
Overall, it's a good starter mechanical watch for anyone who thinks they might want an automatic watch, but doesn't want to spend a ton of money to find out they don't care.